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  • Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

    42 20.90%
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar

    40 19.90%
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3

    19 9.45%
  • Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval

    24 11.94%
  • BF Goodrich gForce KDW-2

    7 3.48%
  • Pirelli PZero Rosso

    1 0.50%
  • Yokohama ADVAN Sport

    1 0.50%
  • Kumho Ecsta MX

    16 7.96%
  • Nitto 555RII

    8 3.98%
  • Other Tire

    40 19.90%
  • Other Racing Tire

    3 1.49%
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    Running Nitto RII's in 275/40-17 and 305/35-18. A great dry, hot weather tire and perfect for the desert where I live. Ok in the rain (made a couple of 4200 mile roundtrips to Bowling Green, Ky) but dangerous if there is standing water on the road. These are 100 rated tires and I get about 8k on the rears and 10-12k on the front, but the grip is incredible compared to the stock Goodyear F1's that came with the car. It feels like it is on rails through the turns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    I've got the Firestone Firehawk Wide Ovals on mine. The tires came with the car, so I can't offer a comparison comments, but I have no complaints about them either.

    same here. So far so good. I plan to buy a new set when I need tires b/c the price is right and they've been a good tire (and that is an opinion based on a semi-worn set) and a new set should be fantastic.

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    Hankook Ventus v12 Evo's. Do a search on them and tire comparison tests. They embarrass tires costing more than twice as much. Superb wet and dry traction. quiet, very predictable at the limits of adhesion. They blow the doors off the bfg kdw's, kumho's, pirellis and eagle F1 run flats...which I have all tried. These are simply better in every category and anyone looking for a fantastic tire at a great price should not overlook these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danc5 View Post
    Hankook Ventus v12 Evo's. Do a search on them and tire comparison tests. They embarrass tires costing more than twice as much. Superb wet and dry traction. quiet, very predictable at the limits of adhesion. They blow the doors off the bfg kdw's, kumho's, pirellis and eagle F1 run flats...which I have all tried. These are simply better in every category and anyone looking for a fantastic tire at a great price should not overlook these.
    Interesting. I will take my BFG KD's (not KDW's) up against them anytime. SO come out to Hawaii...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve40th View Post
    Interesting. I will take my BFG KD's (not KDW's) up against them anytime. SO come out to Hawaii...
    Man, would I love to be able to take you up on that offer!

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    Im on my second set of Kumho Ecsta Mxs. As far as running on a ZO6, considering they dont have the same sound deadening material as the C5, these tires are extremely quiet. Much more than other tire makes and they are priced in some cases under $900 a set which for a ZO6 is cheap. they are also a good looking tire tread wise and has a hell of an overall profile. They also grip very well in the wet and they corner great. Great tire.

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    I'm running 275/35/18 gen uhp exclaim front and 325/30/19 rear. blk c-6 z06 18x9.5 19x11. great tires and cheap too!!!!.

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    Actually went with the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport--Great tire for the money, rebate to boot, good tread pattern, handles great, puts down the power to the ground with no dancing, good in the rain, quiet....

    happy.

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    NITTO INVO in the rear and TOYO T1 Proxes in the front. These tires are STICKY. The GOODYEARS SUCKED.

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    Last week I had new Kumho ECSTA SPT tires installed on my 95. It still had the original GY OEM tires with 23,000 miles. What a difference in the ride,handling and road noise. So far I am happy with them. I put the same sizes on as the old tires. I priced the Michelin and the Goodyears. The way I drive this car I could not justify the additional cost.

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    Default Firestone wide ovals

    I'm another riding on Firehawks Wide Ovals...they were on the car when I purchased it and whens it comes time for new tires I will probably stay with the Firestones.

    Randy
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    Quote Originally Posted by HUMVET51 View Post
    Im on my second set of Kumho Ecsta Mxs. As far as running on a ZO6, considering they dont have the same sound deadening material as the C5, these tires are extremely quiet. Much more than other tire makes and they are priced in some cases under $900 a set which for a ZO6 is cheap. they are also a good looking tire tread wise and has a hell of an overall profile. They also grip very well in the wet and they corner great. Great tire.
    Since my earlier comments, it was past time apparently for the tires that I already had (Kumhos) and I went this time with the Bridgestone Potenza R760 Sports and their incredible. Better than the Kumhos, extremely quiet,and priced great.

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    Nexen 3000. Great tires, great looks. Good bite.... I run
    265/35/19 front
    285/30/19 rear
    Car is lowered 3 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdtrader View Post
    I'm another riding on Firehawks Wide Ovals...they were on the car when I purchased it and whens it comes time for new tires I will probably stay with the Firestones.

    Randy
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    Just replaced the Firestone's with new ones with wheel alignment...what a difference in ride and sound. The Firestones Wide Ovals were about $700 less than the Michelin and Goodyear's and I also like the tread design of them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remo View Post
    Actually they're a little wider than stock C5 sizes. 245 stock to now 265 on the front. And on the rear stock was 275 and I went with 285. The KDW's are so much softer than GY Runflats that it's actually a big improvement in terms of traction. And yes I can light up tires....but it's all matter of self control.

    Remo
    I would appreciate knowing what size wheels you are running those tires on. I have a C5 vert with standard size wheels. They are ZO6 look 17x8.5 & 18x9.5 wheels. I want to run the widest tires in the rear that I safely can if they also enhance overall handling and performance. The car has a complete ZO6 brake system and about 385 at the flywheel.

    The car came with new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S ZP tires (Not the Plus tires). I've done a fair amount of amateur road racing, slaloms, and even some track tire testing for Bridgestone years ago. These aren't terrible tires, but they don't communicate with the driver and I'm weary of the lack of high caliber adhesion. Skittish is the best word I can use to describe these tires.

    So far, I'm pretty open to Nitto NT05s, Wide Ovals, PS2s, and Pilot Super Sports among a few others. I'll be doing a little fun slalom work, but mostly looking for great grip on hilly/mountain fun runs, minimal road noise, and at least 20K longevity under that type of use. I won't be running this car in rain or snow. Most importantly I want the tires to communicate with me ... no surprises.

    I'm hazarding 275 up to 285 on the rear and 245 up to 255 on the fronts?

    I'm not anti-run flats, but I'm not willing to live with the high noise, skittishness, and poor ride that these A/S ZPs exhibit.

    Thanks to everyone for any help.

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